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New Google Experiment Tries To Guess What Your Crappy Drawings Are

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The idea behind Google Experiments’ Quick, Draw! is to teach a neural network to recognize everyday objects based on the rushed scribbles of flawed humans. If it can figure out what I’m drawing, it can do anything.

Quick, Draw! players are tasked with sketching out six different objects per game using mouse to touchscreen. The neural network has 10 seconds to figure out what the thing they’re drawing is supposed to be. Sometimes it works very well. Other times, not so much. It’s not my fault, really. Some neural networks ust don’t “get” my art.

Once the game is over, players can look through drawings created by other players to see what influenced the neural network to recognize objects.


It’s a very cool little experiment with the potential to eat large chunks of your time if you aren’t careful. Visit Quick, Draw! at your own peril.


You can get more information on this and other cool machine learning projects over at Google’s A.I. Experiments page.